CIPTEC crowdsourcing platform

Basic Information


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Basic option is free (open source). The PRO version costs €89/month plus €89 setup fee. The price of the fully customised GOLD version depends on the required functionalities. See

Application time

Less than one month

Assistance required

It requires a good marketing strategy in order for the crowdsourcing campaign to attract many visitors.

Assistance data

no input required

Tool type


Application area

  • Data gathering
  • Evaluation and monitoring
  • Dissemination and communication
  • Exploitation and business plans

Target Audience

  • Rural areas
  • Small cities
  • Medium-sized cities
  • Large cities
  • Metropolitan regions


This tool allows to utilise the potentials of crowdsourcing techniques to improve innovations. Innovation has now become a more democratic process for many organisations; through the use of the internet, ideas can now come from anyone and not only from inside an organisation. Approaching “the crowd” (i.e. users and the general public) and using it to gather contributions can help organisations identify solutions to various challenges. Searching a solution to a specific problem and relying on the combined knowledge of many people may be a more effective method than the use of experts, when conditions are properly described.

The CIPTEC crowdsourcing platform is used to generate innovative ideas from different groups of individuals and  stimulates dialogue and discussion among all parties involved in the public transport sector by offering the following core functionalities:

  • Submit ideas: Registered users are able to submit new innovative ideas for public transport.
  • Rate ideas: Registered users are able to rate existing ideas.
  • Comment ideas: Registered users are able to comment on and discuss existing ideas.
  • View ideas: All users are able to view ideas.


Good Example

The platform has been tested and validated in five different areas:

A local campaign in the metropolitan area of Southern Tuscany, Italy:

Thematic areas

Active mobility
  • Walking
  • Cycling

Collective passenger transport & shared mobility
  • Ride sharing
  • Car sharing
  • Bike sharing
  • Service improvements

Clean & energy-efficient vehicles

Smart, Sustainable, Connected and Shared mobility
  • Real-time road-user information
  • ITS-based enhancement of public transport
  • ITS for traffic

Demand & urban space management

Behavioural change & mobility management
  • Mobility marketing and awareness raising
  • Mobility Planning

Road safety & security
  • Enhancing passenger security
  • Safer roads, bike and foot paths
  • Cybersecurity and data privacy

Urban logistics

Integrated & inclusive planning
  • Cooperation of policy fields and institutional stakeholders
  • Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans - SUMP

Public participation & co-creation



Lead of the tool development: CIPTEC

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